Scholar in Residence Program

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, a department in Library and Information Technology Services (LITS), seeks proposals for scholars to work for a period of up to nine months utilizing Archives and Special Collections extensive resources on women’s history. The scholar will be accorded access to LITS resources including library collections, a Mount Holyoke guest computing account, office space, computer and printer and research assistance. In return, the scholar will present a talk on the work in progress at a public event toward the end of the residency.

The Scholar-in-Residence Program is designed to:

  1. Encourage research and writing on women’s history, literature, and culture.
  2. Encourage scholars to conduct original scholarship that draws on the resources in Archives and Special Collections and LITS.
  3. Facilitate the dissemination of the researchers' findings through lectures, publications, and the ongoing LITS Cultural Programming series.
  4. Foster productive working relationships between humanities scholars and the Mount Holyoke College Library and Information Technology Services.

The residency does not provide housing nor a stipend or salary of any kind. Once awarded, the residency will expire nine months from the date of award.

Applications consisting of a project description and current curriculum vitae, and any questions, should be sent electronically to Jennifer Gunter King ( The scholar should be an individual with a Ph.D. or doctoral candidate who is ABD in a humanities discipline.

Past Scholars in Residence


Elizabeth M. Sharpe


Sara Dalmas Jonsberg


Karen M. Cardozo


Maria Bashshur Abunnasr


Ann Meeropol


Mary Elizabeth Strunk